CIBJO releases precious metals special report

With fewer than six weeks to go to the opening of the 2021 CIBJO Congress on November 1, 2021, the third of this year’s CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released.


iTraceiT to help the diamond and jewelry industry become more transparent

iTraceiT, a new and independent technology and service provider, will soon launch a robust and user-friendly traceability solution for the diamond and jewelry industry.


Chinese diamond miner apologises to Marange headman – report

Anjin Investment, a joint venture between China’s Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Company (AFECC) and Matt Bronze, an investment vehicle controlled by Zimbabwe’s military, has apologised to Headman Chiadzwa for resuming operations in Marange...


Catoca denies polluting DRC rivers that killed 12 people

Sociedade Mineira de Catoca which produces 75% of Angola’s diamonds, has denied leaking heavy metals from its mine in the northern part of the country.


Ethereal Green Diamond produces the world’s largest LGD

Ethereal Green Diamond is the manufacturer and global supplier of lab-grown diamonds headquartered in India. Ethereal Green Diamond has produced the world’s largest certified lab-grown diamond, the 14.60-carat ‘Freedom of India’.


In Search of a Plan at the World Diamond Congress

19 october 2020

( - The Zoom meetings that constituted September’s World Diamond Congress lacked the event’s trademark pizzazz. The biennial conference, which combines the meetings of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), usually involves a lot of cumbersome organizational housekeeping. But it also provides an opportunity to network and showcase the industry’s achievements. For the leadership, it’s a chance to outline the challenges facing the trade and — we assume — strategize for the future as well. Covid-19 forced the 2020 congress to take place in a virtual format on September 15 to September 16. It also brought a sense of urgency to the discussions, with heightened expectations that the leadership would emerge with a clear plan to navigate this most difficult of crises. All things considered, the three webinars that were open to the public as part of the congress program were disappointing. They didn’t impart the sense of occasion that others have been able to achieve on Zoom. And the keynote presentations — on the Get Diamonds trading platform, the World Diamond Council’s System of Warranties, and the Natural Diamond Council’s new advertising campaign — were given out of context.